166 entries in Key
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann Seven Keys to Baldpate
1931 The Book Without A Name 54
Robert Thrasher Seven Keys to Baldpate - Alternate Method "Thoughts in General"
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Hen Fetsch Lock and Key method for Keys to Baldpate
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 34) 227
Louis Lam Key-ology Keys to Baldpate, four methods
1937 Watch Me Closely 9
Dr. H. Walter Grote The Key to the Mystery "Magical Disportment of an Ordinary Key"
borrowed key wrapped in paper and put under glass, travels to performers key chain
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 106
Harry Blackstone Triumph of the Triumvirate rapping hand divines which key opens lock and which card was selected
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 605
Bruce Elliott The Back Room presentation idea for 7 keys to baldpate by Fetaque Sanders, on Walter Gibson, Joseph Dunninger, John Scarne
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 110
Wilbur T. Kattner The Eight Key to Baldpate keys in envelopes, duplicate key
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 42
Dr. William Weyeneth, Sala-Schnetzer Der magische Schlüssel drawn hook on paper is used to hang a key, followed by french translation "La clé magique"
Also published here Mar. 1945 La Baguette Magique (Issue 2) 4
Unknown 4. Der lästige Hausschlüssel drawn hook on paper is used to hang a key
Also published here 1948 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1) 12
U. F. Grant Keys and Padlock hook key
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Tan Hock Chuan Das verhexte Schloss keys in envelopes, performer finds correct key, magnet
Also published here
  • "Lock and Keys" in "Sphinx" August, 1939.
1951 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 3) 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Key key balanced on finger turns over
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 984
Don Tanner The Seven Keys to Bank Night one key, seven locks, boxes in one is a price
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 201
Tony Corinda (7) Another Application of the Touch Reading Envelope several ideas of identifying envelopes by touch, envelope index tip
1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 49
Tony Corinda (18) The Mystery of the Chest seven keys are numberer by spectators, one key opens the box, in the box is a prediction with the number given to the key that opens the box
1958 Predictions 121
Tony Corinda, Punx (3) The Magnetic Blindfold detecting metal objects, idea for sex detecter routine, seven keys to baldpate and playing cards
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 136
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Mystery of the Keys keys sealed in envelopes
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 28
Eddie Clever (b) The Key Test with Manning's switching box
Related to 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Henry Durkin The Golden Key large key vanishes from cone and appears threaded on ribbon behind screen
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 43
Hen Fetsch Bag O' Locks seven locks, seven keys in bag, selected keys open locks, index bag
1960 Magic of the Mind 73
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Schlüsseltrick four keys in envelopes, routines for stage and close-up
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 115
Arthur Setterington Six Key Mystery ungaffed lock
1967 Stranger Mysteries 10
James G. Thompson Jr. Keys to Entertainment routine for Key-R-Rect, borrowed finger ring on lock
1967 Between Two Minds 64
Arnold De Seiver Seven Colours Of Wisdom keys in envelopes with different colored ribbons
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 48
David Berglas Pen To Keys as alternative when giving autographs
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 205
John Agra Blind Sight
Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 243
Sigmar Mon-Key Biz table to switch key
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 105
Roy Johnson The Ultimate Key box with slit, locked by padlock, keys put in slit last one opens the lock
1971 Second Time Around 61
Unknown Miser's Dream Switch switching a key, with a box
1971 Second Time Around 68
Paul Siegel Locked Fast two spectator are tied together secured with a lock, lock pick
1972 Doorway to Delusion 20
Sam Lebeoff Alice's Key marked key vanishes from hand and reappears underneath performer's foot, repeat, see also p. 780 for comment by Martin Gardner
Inspired by
  • Al Thompson card effect
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 645
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Let's Make a Trade! box with slid, to put bills inside, five keys
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 83) 411
Bob Hamilton Bent Upon Deception.. key bend with the aid of other keys
Jan. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 58
Barry Govan The Bending Key
June 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 115
Walt Lees Assignation seven Keys to Baldpate, with tags
Oct. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 2) 320
Philip T. Goldstein Chaos gathered metal objects put in a handkerchief and react on their own, some of them are bent
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 27
Philip T. Goldstein Seven Keys to Baldpate suggestion
1976 Verbal Control 8
Karrell Fox "Foxy-Loxy" keys are in envelopes
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 99
Barrie Richardson Lock & Key Mystery
Inspired byVariations June 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 413
Philip T. Goldstein Onstage Bender staging for key-bending
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 18
Al Mann Only One Key finger ring is put on a lock, keys put in envelopes and one envelopes selected, envelopes was predicted and key opens lock
1977 The Photon Shield 12
Glenn Falkenstein Lock Out! presentation for Key-R-Rect, bill locked with key between two pieces of plexiglas
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 187) 931
Jack Bridwell Locked lock attached to book
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 190) 948
Punx Der Gespensterschlüssel story for haunted key
Related to 1977 Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 41
Karl Fulves The Lock Mystery three keys and one lock, keys in envelopes, performer divines which envelope contains the fitting key
1977 The Magic Book 129
Slydini Slydini Kills Time! borrowed watch transforms into keys as it is smashed on table
Mar. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 25
George Sands Platform Key-Rect "Two Tricks"
man and woman locked together with chain
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1135
Philip T. Goldstein Astro-Keys twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
Also published here 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 200) 999
Dr. Dan J. Alessini PSI-Key key turns over on hand, then it is twisted
Inspired by
  • Henk Vermeyden's Skeleton Key
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 205) 1021
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psi-Keys with three locks, Key-r-rect presentation
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 219) 1093
Stephen Tucker Bend! key bending
1978 The Talon (Issue 2) 21
Philip T. Goldstein Astro-Key twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
VariationsAlso published here 1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 15
Eddie Joseph Back Again coin, ring and key used for "two in the hands..." routine, coin shower as finale
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 20
Karrell Fox Six Keys to "Hairy Head"
1979 Another Book 140
Philip T. Goldstein The Crystal Key keys in envelopes, using Crystal Clock Dial
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 236) 1178
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein The Psych-Key follow-up for moving key, key under handkerchief moves, Glorpy
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1212
Robert Siepielski Keylock several blank cards in envelopes and and one with a drawn key, key is found and person who chose envelope, metal detector method
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 244) 1219
Stephen Minch The Silver Key haunted key on second finger, key also turns on spectator's finger, signet is found by using key as pendulum, then key vanishes in box
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 21
Unknown Seven Keys No. 42
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 67
Karl Fulves Key-rect No. 43, with borrowed keys and house lock of a friend's home
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 69
Peter Warlock Plattform Schlüssel
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Feb. 1978
Apr. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1) 15
Al Smith, Arthur Day, Fred Snooks Fumdubulators
  • producing false teeth and a skull
  • floating crisp
  • producing a potato from a crisp bag (Arthur day)
  • Irish Key Ring, key ring on false end of a key, gag (Arthur Day)
  • bar bet with matchbox (Fred Snooks)
Apr. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 836
Rick Johnsson "Rip-Off" spectator knows which one of three key chain type coin purses has been opened
Aug. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 893
El Duco Chained Key key penetrates chain loop on and off
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 3
Peter Pit Ghost Key key turns on hand and raps and twists on a tray
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 256) 1277
Curt Walter Zaebos key in handkerchief bends in spectator's hands
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 261) 1301
Brenda Bell, Book, and... Brenda! turning key, self extinguishing candle and Ball from Plate for two people, using assistant on stage
Inspired by 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 270) 1347
Philip T. Goldstein Key to... the Future! in box is prediction on which attempt the lock opens
Also published here 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 273) 1361
Howard A. Adams Key Gang keys in envelopes, down-under-deal done with eight spectators on stage
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 5 - the SON of esp card & mental miracles) 14
Ted Lesley The Glass Key keys put in glass, glass explodes keys are bent
1981 The Shattered Chalice 10
Al Mann Notes other ways to break a glass and bend keys
1981 The Shattered Chalice 10
Al Mann Mind Lock! finger rings locked on padlock, envelopes one containing key, prediction of correct envelope, himber wallet
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 292) 1457
Terry Nosek It's Your Loss! presentation for Key-R-Rect, bill in box, seven keys and padlock
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 294) 1469
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Schlüssel key balanced on finger turns over
Also published here Dec. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4) 145
Thomas Alan Waters Keystome book with lock
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 287
Thomas Alan Waters Keynow combination of Koran's "Gold Medallion" and "Flying Ring", message on key
Inspired by 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 342
Stephen Tucker Turkey torn and restored paper, with keys printed on it, based on a pun
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 42
Rudolf Braunmüller Schloss und Schlüssel
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 95
Hen Fetsch Schloss und Schlüssel Psychometrie
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 95
Hen Fetsch Schlösser und Schlüssel
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 99
Michael Rubinstein Key to Coin Improved borrowed key changes to coin and back
1982 Intermediate and Advanced Coin Technique 73
Michael Rubinstein Key to Coin Simplified
1982 Intermediate and Advanced Coin Technique 75
Barrie Richardson The Strange Key Stunt key moves on hand, small thread loop
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1096
Roy Baker Ring That Bell Only one bell push with ring a loud bell (mentalism routine), performer divines
Related to 1983 Baker's Capers 23
Piet Forton Der Wunderschlüssel keys in envelopes
1983 Je geschickter desto Zauberer 7
Steve Beam All Keyed Up car key transformation, humorous presentation, see also p. 67 for more ideas
Variations 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Steve Beam Key Bender old car keys, borrowed, bent and unbent
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 91
Dr. Stanley Jaks Spoo-Key
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 14
Bob King Key Bender
Nov. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1133
John Riggs Bent Over Double
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 204
Ben Harris The Psychology Behind the Key Bend
  • The Metal Bend
  • The Amazement Factor
  • Suspension of Disbelief
  • The Involvement Factor
  • The Authority Factor
1985 Gellerism Revealed 11
Ben Harris Natural Bends exploiting already bent spoons like Uri Geller
1985 Gellerism Revealed 27
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Standard Bends
  • In the Hands
  • The Table Bend
  • The Chair Bend
  • The Microphone Bend
1985 Gellerism Revealed 27
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Not so Standard Bends
  • The Shipi Bend
  • Long-Distance Bends
  • The Natural Key Gimmick
1985 Gellerism Revealed 35
Ben Harris The B.H. Gimmick for key bending
  • The Handling
  • The Two-Handed Method
1985 Gellerism Revealed 37
Ben Harris The Bobo Switch applied to key bending
1985 Gellerism Revealed 45
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Subtleties
  • The Pivot Move with Key No. 1
  • The Pivot Move with Key No. 2
  • The Flat Edge, Cut Edge Move
  • The Multi-Bend and Drop
  • The Key to Success Move
  • The Finger Cover and Turn
  • The Spectator Hold
  • The By-Play
  • Keep Rubbing
  • The Time Lag
  • The "Can You Feel It?" By-Play
1985 Gellerism Revealed 48
Karl Fulves For A Penny? coin changes into key and back under cover of collar bill, see also p. 124
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 17
Gene Nielsen Key-Rectified keys chosen from zip loc bag
1985 The Bag Book 5
Bob Nixon Mind Over Matter borrowed key is bent
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5&6) 9
Stephen Minch The Silver Key key turns on hand, then on spectator's hand, the key on chain swings by itself over selected disk, then key is wrapped in paper and vanishes in flash of fire
Also published here 1987 The Three Faces of Steve 31
David Harkey In a Jam borrowed key vanishes and reappears on door jamb
Also published here 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 3) 8
Karl Fulves Curse In A Purse blank key changes into key that opens chosen lock, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 229
Terri Rogers, Mel Stover Off Key Magic key off chain
Also published here 1988 More Secrets 40
Peter Kane The Psychic's Game Show five keys, one selected with Kane's Variant procedure and it's the only one that opens the lock to a prize
  • The Stacked Deck Extra (apparently random cards chosen for selection procedure)
1988 ca. Kane's Variant 7
Philip T. Goldstein Lock-Key Charm lock threaded on rope held by spectators, under handkerchief cover the lock is removed and the key now on the rope
1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 51
Karl Fulves Lockpick No. 58, coin under handkerchief and key on other side transpose
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 68
Terri Rogers, Mel Stover Schlüssel-Magie key off chain
Also published here July 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 4&5) 161
Jay Sankey Spookey penetration routine with keys and key ring
Related toVariations 1990 100% Sankey 69
Ben Harris Tagged key penetrates off and onto key ring that has a tag on it as well
Inspired by 1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 46
Paul Hallas Pointed combination padlock and number cards
Inspired by
  • "Pointers" (Ray Piatt, Magick)
Also published here
1990 Mental Mix 14
Alexander de Cova Schlüsseltransposition borrowed key under business card and coin in hand transpose
Inspired by
  • "Kajak" (Aldo Colombini, Spaghetti Magic)
1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Henry Pettit The Key Card ideas for using the hotel key card in magic
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 713
Michael DeMarco No Ink-Ling four key rings with different tags in a box, spectator removes one and closes it again, selected one is divined, same method as "Mind's Eye"
Related to 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 7
David Harkey In a Jam spectator's key travels to door jamb
Also published here 1991 Simply Harkey 155
Steve Beam Trade in Time car key changes into different brand as well as picture of a car on a photo
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 44) 786
David Neighbors Bent Outta Shape several keys are bent, with spectator
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 1
Paul Hallas Pointed combination padlock and number cards
Inspired by
  • "Pointers" (Ray Piatt, Magick)
Also published here
1993 Profile (Issue 16) 10
Steve Beam Trade-In Time car key transformation, picture of card changes too
Inspired by 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 16
Nate Leipzig Key on Fingers key turns on its own, short note from Hilliard's notebook
1994 More Greater Magic 1090
Joe Rindfleisch Hooked on You keys vanish and reappear in hand
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 996
Karl Fulves Chance Encounter dealing procedure used arrive at numbers, when added two numbers are calculated, they are the key numbers of two hotel keys, using 14-15 stack
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 71
Philip T. Goldstein Key to the Future in box is prediction on which attempt the lock opens
Also published here 1995 Connotes 6
John Riggs Key Shocker
Related to 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 70
Karrell Fox Take Your Pick car key tags chosen from change bag, all the same brand, trade show presentation
1995 Much Ado About Something 84
Tony Bartolotta Keys Without Clues
1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 24
David Acer Transposition Ring Flight borrowed finger ring put in coin purse, it changes into key, ring now on hook in key case
Related toAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 60
Bob King Paralocks ungaffed, sleeving
1995 Opening Night Magic 4
Roy Johnson Der Schlüssel
  • Das Rotieren
Also published here
  • Unique
1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 4&5) 129
Roy Johnson Die Schlüsselschnüre key through string
Also published here
  • Unique
1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 4&5) 130
Wylee Packer Off On A Bender bending a key
June 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 6) 2656
Michael Close, Gaëtan Bloom Ring Fright ring transposes with car key
1996 Workers Number 5 98
Chad Long Ninja Key key ring is tossed up and wanted key caught effortlessly
1997 More Stuff... 6
Karl Fulves Match Key "Unsolved Mysteries"
two keys on palm, one lock chosen and matching key turns on palm, lock is then open, posed as a problem
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 147
Larry Becker Crowd Pleaser with money attached to lock
1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 6
Richard Bartram, Jr. Key Card R Ection presentation for Key R Rect
1997 Trephine 140
Philip T. Goldstein Tournamental box with lock, envelopes
Inspired by
  • North Bigbee's "Golden Spell" in "The Mentalist" December, 1962.
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 5
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Comedy - Club - Routine presentation for Key-R-Rect, with lots of gags, and apparently divining spectator's phone number
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 1
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Room Service from a clear bag, several numbers are selected which form a number, number is predicted on hotel key
1999 Anam Clara 30
Barrie Richardson Molecules in Motion initialed coin in bottle, then other objects as well like key, button, ring, bottle smashed at the end
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 30
Barrie Richardson The Strange Key key moves on hand, small thread loop
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 64
Barrie Richardson Wigging the Baldpate
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 133
Ali Bongo Schloss und Schlüssel spectator locked to chair
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4&5) 160
Christoph Borer Die Schatulle seven keys to baldpate mixed with description of a spectator prediction, wooden box with lock
2001 Milagros 11
Al Baker Yale Lock Key Trick key through rope, second method with wooden curtain ring
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 763
Jay Sankey The Tragicomic Keys key transposition, ends with both keys linking onto keyring
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Memorable Images) 6
Jay Sankey Leaving Home key penetrates visually on shoe lace
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, June 1999
2004 Sankey Unleashed 4
Al Bertini Ringdurchbruch coin travels to pocket, changes to key and finger ring penetrates key, key/coin gaff
2004 Original Al Bertini 5
Vanni Bossi Bonus idea of doing coin transpositions with keys, double sided key
2005 Vanni Bossi Las Vegas Lecture 17
Bob Ostin Hofzinser's Key Fob photo key case with four pips of all suits, one Ace is chosen, corresponding suit remains in key fob
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 132
Curtis Kam Take Us Home coins change to set of keys, gypsy switch
2007 By All Means 19
Stephen Minch The Silver Key key turns on hand, then on spectator's hand, the key on chain swings by itself over selected disk, then key is wrapped in paper and vanishes in flash of fire
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 55
Trevor Lewis Take Your Pick with Anverdi Key Box, money in box
2009 Routines Matter 156
David Acer Transposition Ring Flite borrowed finger ring put in coin purse, it changes into key, ring now on hook in key case
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 43
Barrie Richardson Spoo-Key thread loop
  • The First Rotation
  • The Crawl
  • The Gravity Rotation
Inspired by 2011 Curtain Call 111
Barrie Richardson The Bhutan Key on the performance of Spoo-Key in Tibet
2011 Curtain Call 119
Doug Edwards Safety Bend bending a key
2013 Nukes 90
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Key key turns on middle finger
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 168
Dr. Stanley Jaks Key Routine four keys in envelopes, routines for stage and close-up
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 169
Michael Weber Chroma Keys hotel room keys with colored dots, spectator thinks of a color and says on which keys it is, divined
2015 The Session 2015 5
Max Maven Astrokey twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 10
Michael Weber Astrokey - Weber Notes in box description of spectator with key is found
Inspired by 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Steve Beam Bambi Revisited The padlock in the back design of a selected card unlocks after a key mysteriously rotates (and a zipper mysteriously slides open).
Inspired byRelated to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 36
Christoph Borer Fifty Shades of Grey seven keys to Baldpate with handcuffs, handcuffed to spectator
2016 21 60
Joaquín Navajas Moneda a llave coin changes into key
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 157